|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||222/196 ; 222/413 ; 222/564|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 34 인용 특허 : 7|
An insert system for changing the pattern of material flow in a bulk storage hopper during the discharge process, from a form where a channel flow develops within a mass of static material into a form where the entire stored contents are caused to flow. This change is affected by the provision of insert members supported within the hopper, which modify the stress pattern in the flowing contents to allow the bulk material to deform more readily and for slip to take place on all contact surfaces between the material and the hopper walls.
[ What is claimed is:] [1.] An insert system adapted for positioning within the chamber of a hopper having a wall and an outlet, said insert system comprising:a flow deflector having a top end and a bottom end, a first edge, a second edge and a support surface, said first and second edges extending between said top end and said bottom end of said flow deflector; anda support member attached to said flow deflector, said support member adapted to be attached to the wall of the hopper to support said flow deflector in a spaced relation to the wall of the ho...